Friday, August 5, 2011

Five Hundred Chickenpants is a LOT of Chickenpants.

The 500th Chickenpants
You guys, I can't even wrap my mind around this. FIVE. HUNDRED. 5.0.0. That I've made five hundred of anything is a wonder. I know I've mentioned before that I was the sort of artist who for years (seriously. years!) had a hard time finishing anything, and certainly couldn't stick to anything more than a few weeks. I still sort of think of myself as that person, even though I'm clearly not.
Then I made a Chickenpants, four years ago. Almost exactly four years ago, actually. And I simply couldn't stop. I still can't.
I've been trying to make some sense of this, to get some sort of revelation about my own creative process, or sense of accomplishment, or something, but honestly, I can't. I just keep my hands moving. It make me feel good. It makes me feel like myself.
Chickenpants 500
Every so often I get bored and think of quitting. Then some irresistible idea or other comes along and I'm sewing again.

I really want to convey my gratitude to you all for reading my posts, commenting, clicking, and of course, buying my Chickenpants. I certainly would not have been able to make as many of these guys as I have without your support! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I made a zine as a way of saying thank you. I wanted to give a little something to everyone. You can download it here.
And of course, there are festivities going on like crazy. For fan page/ mailing list members, there's a Celebration Pack I'm sending out with all orders. (Until I run out. I only have a handful of these things. A steadily decreasing handful. {Thank you!} Just let me know if you're a fan page/mailing list member in the notes to seller.)

In addition, all prints in the shop are now buy one, get one free. Simply tell me which one you'd like as your freebee in the "Message to Buyers" box during checkout.
I'll be posting links to Chickenpants friends and supporters all day on the fan page. (Er, as much as I can. Still have a 6 month old in the mix, of course.) And yes, there will be a special coupon code. (Fan page, won't you?)

So, Chickenpants 500! If you'd like to read his bio, he's over on Etsy.


emily b said...

Yay! Congrats, Claire - what an AMAZING accomplishment! I hope some day I can say I've sold 500 plush (though I have a long way to go). You should be so proud!

And Mr. 500 is perfect for the big 5-0-0!


Claire said...

Thank you so much, Emily! ^_^

Eerika said...

Hooray! Huge big congratulations on 500 Chickenpants! That's a truly super accomplishment!

Keep the trousered poultry coming! :)

Claire said...

Thanks Eerika! ^_^


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